The Apprentice’s Next Step | My Japan Journey


My Name is Norm and I am the apprentice of the Yoshida Brothers.
Its been about 7 years. At the end of 2018 I asked them if they thought it was time for me to get a new Shamisen. It was actually a much deeper question. They told me yes.
I have spent the last 2 months documenting my shamisen being built and assembled. 

Much love and appreciation to Shamisen Komatsuya.
(Not a sponsor. Just incredible people)

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THE GEAR I USE [2019 Updated]
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Filmed on this:
With this lens.
And this thing:

And this Mic:
This Filter Helps:
Never had trouble with this memory card:

Always with this drone:
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Smartphone Gimbal:

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Norm Nakamura – Tokyo Creative
306 PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT, 4-17 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031

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